25 Sommeliers on the One Wine They’re Drinking This Summer
The wine and hospitality industry can be a tough business — especially this past year — so it’s telling what experts reach for when they’re off the clock and it’s time to recover from a long day.
August Kesseler ‘R’ Riesling Kabinett 2019, Rheingau, Germany
With lots of bold flavors, namely the tomatoes and the spices, I want a white wine with good acidity, maybe just a touch of sweetness, and most certainly no oak — a wine that complements but doesn’t clash.
Five Popular Grapes With Different Names Around the World
Wine is a global business, and grapes have traveled internationally for thousands of years. As different varieties are adopted in new regions, they’re often been given new names— consider how France’s Syrah became Shiraz, or Primitivo became known as Zinfandel.
How to Order Wine in a Restaurant: Pairing Tips, Sommelier Strategies
In part two of her crash course for fledgling oenophiles, our wine columnist lays out the basics of choosing wines that complement your meal and making sure you get the bottle you want for the table
BBQ And Wine Pairings For Summer Cookouts
Although beer often takes the spotlight around the grill, there are few beers that can bring out the bold flavors of barbecue better than a perfectly paired wine.
Steely, Dry And Elegant: Eight German ‘Great Growth’ Rieslings
Grosses Gewächs, or “great growths,” (GG) is Germany’s top designation, which can be used for grapes like Pinot Noir and Silvaner. But Riesling is the most common.
The Best Rosés To Sip All Summer Long
Rosé is known to be one of the most diverse types of wines because it can be made from any kind of wine-bearing red grapes. So whether you prefer something juicy and floral, or dry and herbaceous, there’s a rosé out there you’re sure to love.
The Best Wines To Drink This Spring (And What To Serve Them With)
Put away your winter coats (and heavy winter wines). This spring, give your at-home wine list a spring cleaning and take your pick of this fresh crop of wines that are just right for the season.